ELMIRA - Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli announces the appointment of Samantha M. Potter as Chemung County Communications Director. The Chemung County Legislature approved her position at their March 13, 2017 Legislative Board meeting.
Samantha graduated from Southside High School and then went to the University of Albany majoring in Political Science and Journalism. She graduated from the University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
During her tenure at the WENY TV, she reported on numerous local and regional issues and events. Samantha, through her media role, also was able to meet and interview numerous community leaders which gave her great insight into the key issues within our community.
Santulli stated, "We are very pleased that Samantha has accepted a position with the County. She is a highly motivated individual who is always eager to take on new challenges. Her strong background in media relations and public information will be a great asset to our workforce".
As the Communications Director, Samantha will work under the County Executive and will coordinate all media information including formulating and writing all press releases for County government. She will also assist in running the County's website; oversee the release of records under the Freedom of Information Act; and will serve as a key member of the County's Emergency Preparedness Committee.